It’s easy to get caught up with watching TV, socializing or playing video games when you have lots of tasks to do, but the longer you put these tasks off, the harder it becomes to organize them when you finally get round to doing them. There are plenty of apps out there to help you keep track of the things you may otherwise forget about or disregard, and i’ve written about the apps i’ve found to be most handy.
I think Evernote has got to be one of the most fully-featured note-taking apps ever created. It works as a stable support for your mind and helps you to keep track of practically everything and anything, whilst categorising it into neat, accessible snippets of information.
Evernote allows you to make notes with text, photos and voice, and then organise them into the neat user interface. You can make notes as detailed or as simple as you’d like them to be, and thanks to the easily viewable layout, it’s incredible simple to browse through the app and get a quick recap of everything you may need to do. It also makes for a great diary/journal and can help you to keep track of what you have done or what you may plan on doing in the future.
On top of this, Evernote can sync the activity between your phone and any other devices, whether it’s a desktop PC, laptop or tablet, you’ll be able to access all of the notes you’ve made just by logging into your account on another platform.
Perhaps if you just want to make a quick to-do list or scribble down something so that you don’t forget, Google Keep is a much simpler alternative to Evernote. Google Keep allows you to attach text, voice and images to post-it note style blocks that can be attached to the app or even on your homescreen through the help of Android widgets. Google Keep makes it easy to create a ‘wall’ of post-it notes, and thanks to the digital platform, you’ll never lose a note and won’t have to worry about making a mess on your bedroom or office wall.
If you want a more categorized version of Google Keep, Gnotes is definitely a good alternative. Gnotes offers a similar post-it note method of keeping notes, but allows you to stick notes in different categories that can be viewed by clicking on the corresponding tab found on the left side of the screen.
Much like Evernote, Gnotes also makes it incredibly easy to access your notes from any other device or platform, and syncing notes from one device to the other is quick and hassle-free.
The UI occasionally feels a little messy, but there are plenty of tools to use within Gnotes, more of which can be unlocked by purchasing the premium version.
I personally do not like Sticky Notes too much as the interface feels a little too complicated at times for an app that should be quick to use to make note-taking as convenient as possible, but I have heard from many that the app is incredibly handy to use.
The app itself looks very nice and has many customizable tabs and menus to make categorizing and storing notes easily. Sticky Notes is more directed towards those that like to store lots of information and categorize it into neat folders. If you’re the one that likes to quickly scribble down notes, Sticky Notes is probably not for you.